• Trigeminal Neuralgia Risk Factors

Risk Factors
  • Genetic disorders of blood vessels
  • Family History: One is more likely to get Trigeminal Neuralgia if a family member has the same.
  • Abnormality of veins or arteries due to any disease may irritate or damage the nerve.
  • Age: People above 50 years are at risk more than others
  • Sex: Women are more likely to suffer from Trigeminal neuralgia the ratio of women to men being 3:2.
  • In Multiple sclerosis the fatty substance called myelin that surrounds and insulates nerve fibers gets damaged and hardened which leads to Trigeminal neuralgia.
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